Socialism’s 23rd Psalm

The following is an excerpt from Friday’s Baptist Press article, “Capitalism’s biblical principles” by Kelly Boggs.

I ran across an anonymous reworking of the 23rd Psalm that sums up the problems inherent in socialism:

“The government is my shepherd:

“I need not work.

“It alloweth me to lie down on a good job;

“It leadeth me beside still factories;

“It destroyeth my initiative.

“It leadeth me in a path of a parasite for politic’s sake;

“Yea though I walk through the valley of laziness and deficit-spending, I will fear no evil, for the government is with me.

“It prepareth an economic Utopia for me, by appropriating the earnings of my own grandchildren.

“It filleth my head with false security;

“My inefficiency runneth over.

“Surely the government should care for me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell in a fool’s paradise forever.”

You can read the full article here: “Capitalism’s biblical principles”


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